-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: Katherine Fried as The Snow Queen; photo by Wide Eyed Studios The Arden Theatre Company presents The Snow Queen, coming to Philadelphia between November 27th, 2019 and January 26th, 2020. Just in time for the holiday season! The all-ages play, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, was also the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. You and your family can journey … Continue reading A perfect family-friendly adventure! Actress Katherine Fried talks about her role as the Snow Queen, coming soon to the Arden Theatre Company.
-Mark Casasanto Already a city lush with festivals and fairs, the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philly will soon serve as a launching pad for a new and unique opportunity to get out and explore, embrace and enjoy… this time, awash in the principles of Leonardo Da Vinci. Born of the creative minds at the Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), the first time festival is set … Continue reading Bella Vista to host Da Vinci Fest in October 2020
-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo by Matthew Murphy Somewhere…in the middle of nowhere… The lyrics to the songs of Come From Away have been in my head since the first time I saw the musical, just this past May. At that point, the show’s first North American tour had been announced and I already knew it would be coming to Philadelphia as part of the Kimmel … Continue reading Come From Away celebrates the real people and stories in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11/01.
-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: The company of RENT, photo by Amy Boyle Eight. Times. Sure, I’ve seen movies that many times or more. Even some television shows. But a musical? Surprisingly, I’m in the minority for the number of times someone has seen RENT. Meaning…there are people who have seen the show way more than that. “RENTheads” are out there. They are dedicated, hardcore fans … Continue reading RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!
By Julia Tucker Photographer: Birdie Thompson @birds_eye_photo Hair & Makeup: Allison Noelle @allisonnoellemakeup Brooke Lewis (from South Philly!) is in a new movie called ½ New Year. Movie lovers and fans of Brooke Lewis can catch the film, along with many other releases, at this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival here in Philadelphia. ½ New Year is a comedy about a group of friends who celebrate annually … Continue reading South Philly-born actress Brooke Lewis talks about the new movie “½ New Year”, showing at this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival
-Marialena Rago Pictured: Joshua Tavares (Angel) and Shafiq Hicks (Tom Collins), photo by Amy Boyle Most people know the story of RENT, the Tony award winning rock musical that is returning to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater due to popular demand. If you missed your chance at seeing the show here last spring, you can catch it again for one weekend only- October 18th to 20th. … Continue reading Philadelphia actor Shafiq Hicks talks about RENT and his role as Tom Collins
-Brenda Hillegas photo by Joan Marcus The first time I saw Hamilton, I was newly pregnant. It was March in New York City and there was some sort of ice/rain/snow mix going on. I spent a lot of money to see the show that night and tried my best to enjoy every minute of it, knowing I probably wouldn’t have the opportunity again. The show was great, … Continue reading You have until November 17th to see Hamilton in Philadelphia. Make it happen.
-feature photo by Matthew Murphy 1999. That’s the last time our city hosted CATS, a musical from Broadway legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh, and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The classic show is one of Broadway’s biggest hits and forth-longest running production (opening in 1982, closing in 2000 with a revival in 2016) to date. It won seven Tony … Continue reading Experience the magic of CATS as it returns to Philadelphia after twenty years!
photo by Julieta Cervante What’s the most offensive thing you can think of? Does it involve sex? Race? A life threatening disease? Countless F-bombs? Religion? All of the above? Great! If you missed The Book of Mormon last time the show was in Philly, you’re in luck! It’s back- now until June 9th at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. This 2011 Tony Award winner for … Continue reading Hello! Have you heard about The Book of Mormon?
by Liam Divon Matthew Delia, (Instagram: @deliamatthew), a promising Philadelphia filmmaker that Philadelphia RowHome Magazine previously spotlighted, continues to produce, direct and act in films under the label The New In Crowd Films. The label is a Philadelphia-based film production company (Instagram: @thenewincrowdfilms). “I would characterize my work as slice of life films, rough around the edges, college humor, touching on topics that may cause issues,” … Continue reading Matthew Delia Releases Two New Films with “The New In Crowd Films” Production Company